Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Here are three slides from Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida! The park had been open less than two years when these were taken. For some reason these were the only pictures of WDW in a lot of many hundreds of slides.
When I first held this slide up to the light, I assumed that it was a photo of a Jungle Cruise boat. Imagine my surprise when I scanned it and saw that it was a Swan Boat! It sure looks like it is going through the Jungles of the world. What's interesting is that Wikipedia says that the Swan Boats opened in 1974. Since this photo is clearly date-stamped "September 1973", somebody is mistaken. It also says that the boats (which lasted until 1983) took guests on a ride around the hub of the Magic Kingdom and the Swiss Family Treehouse; judging by that torch in the lower right, I can only assume that this photo was snapped from the Treehouse.
Here's a shot of one of the rafts crossing the Rivers of America from Tom Sawyer Island back to the mainland. This looks pretty similar to Disneyland, except that the trees are much smaller and there is no berm. Notice the canoe loading area to the right.
This one is a bit of a mystery to me, though I would wager that it was taken inside the Mickey Mouse Revue. As usual, I have no clue! But I'll bet one of you out there in blogland knows.